New report cards removes major areas of transferable skills

Teachers will no longer talk to parents regarding the skills that really matter in employment

To the Expositor:

Speaking as a teacher, I can tell you the new guidelines for reporting on students removes major areas of transferable skills. 

There is no mention in the new report cards about such transferable skills as finishing assignments on time, contributing fairly to group assignments, coming to class regularly, being prepared for class and taking care of classroom materials, and allowing others the opportunity to contribute or simply hear the teacher. 

This report card means that teachers will no longer talk to parents regarding learning skills that really matters in jobs or post-secondary education. Do employers or universities really want to hire people who can’t complete work on time but have a global mindset? I don’t think so.

Rae Vandenberg

Kitchener